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Engaging Key Stakeholders: Chattanooga Connections Webinar

These leaders need to be committed and collaborative in ways that contribute to the overarching mission of the group. This webinar explored the local partnership efforts in Chattanooga, Tenn. and the tools from three Ready by 21 Partners - Corporate Voices for Working Families, United Way Worldwide and the American Association of School Administrators.

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Chattanooga, TN
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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To really change the odds for children and youth, your community needs the involvement of its influential leaders from all sectors. That includes education, business, government, nonprofits and families. “Involvement” goes beyond signing up and saying “Call me when you want something.”
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Implementing Bolder Strategies: Engaging Youth, Families and Community Leaders As Changemakers

Leaders need to engage youth and families as organizers, planners, advocates by ensuring ongoing opportunities for leadership and participation. It‟s important to have strategies that reach all, not just a few. This webinar discussed ways to ensure that your work engages youth and families to the fullest.

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Leaders generate public demand, support and innovative ideas when they have regular mechanisms for seeking youth and family input and support and have developed a process for maintaining youth and family influence on policy decisions, philanthropy, practice and entrepreneurship.
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Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville

Monday, January 30, 2012
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Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
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Broader Partnerships 101

After years of working with a wide variety of partnerships at the state and local level, the Forum for Youth Investment has concluded that communities and states need to consider a few basic components of partnerships. This webinar explained about this leadership capacity area and what you can do to build broader, more effective partnerships.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Partnerships and collaborations can take many forms. Whatever the scale of the partnership, effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.
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What Do You Want To Take Stock Of?: Exploring the Gallup Student Poll Webinar Recording

This webinar discussed understanding youth outcomes through the Gallup Student Poll, a measure that tracks the hope, engagement and well-being of students in grades 5 through 12. Polly Lusk Page of the Northern Kentucky Education Council highlighted their recent survey findings and shared what they mean for their region.

Featured Speaker: Polly Lusk Page, Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council

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Monday, January 30, 2012
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To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.
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Will Expanded Learning Time = Better Outcomes?

In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Department of Education established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act performance standards. The "optional flexibility" choice, also known as Waiver 11, captured the attention of leaders in education agencies, schools and community-based organizations.

Monday, December 19, 2011
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Materials and a webinar about the impact of expanding learning time on schools and youth-serving organizations.
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Implementing Bolder Strategies 101 Webinar Recording

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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This webinar offers an introduction to the Bolder Actions standards and offers several examples of carrying them out. Broadcast on Aug. 30, 2011, the session was led by Danielle Evennou and Emily Jensen, senior policy associates, and Kiley Bednar, program manager, at the Forum for Youth Investment.

Better Data: Using the Best Information About What Works Webinar Recording

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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This webinar reviews theory, tools and examples about how leaders can bring the best information into their decision-making process. Broadcast on June 26, 2011, the session was led by Larry Pasti of the Forum for Youth Investment and Tom Devaney of the Forum’s David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

Better Data 101 Webinar Recording

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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This webinar offers an introduction to the Better Data standards and offers several examples. Broadcast on May 31, 2011, the session was led by Larry Pasti, field services director, and Kiley Bednar, program manager, at the Forum for Youth Investment.

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